Tom Lavoie

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Metal former today, compression molder tomorrow

January 27, 2009 | By Tom Lavoie

The difference between a hydraulic press used to form metal stampings and a compression molding press used to form parts out of composite materials isn't that great. Could a metal former make the jump into composites forming? With a lesson in materials handling and some customers, a metal former might be able to make the jump.

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